Ipsilateral combination Monteggia and Galeazzi injuries in an adult patient: A case report

David J. Clare, Fred G. Corley, Michael A. Wirth

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Monteggia fractures represent approximately 1 to 2 percent of forearm fractures, whereas Galeazzi fractures represent 3 to 6 percent. The combination of these injuries in the same extremity is an exceedingly rare occurrence. We report a case of ipsilateral combination Monteggia and Galeazzi fractures in an adult patient. The patient was treated with anatomic reduction and rigid internal fixation. The radius was stabilized with a 3.5-millimeter dynamic compression plate (Synthes USA, Paoli, PA, U.S.A.) and the olecranon with tension band fixation. The radiocapitellar and distal radioulnar joint relationships were restored; the fractures healed; and the patient proceeded to obtain a satisfactory functional result at one year.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-134
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of orthopaedic trauma
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 4 2002


  • Distal radioulnar joint
  • Forearm fracture
  • Galeazzi fracture
  • Monteggia fracture
  • Olecranon fracture
  • Radial head dislocation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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